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Nikolai Trubetzkoy

1890 - 1938

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Prince Nikolai Sergeyevich Trubetzkoy (Russian: Никола́й Серге́евич Трубецко́й, IPA: [trʊbʲɪtsˈkoj]; 16 April 1890 – 25 June 1938) was a Russian linguist and historian whose teachings formed a nucleus of the Prague School of structural linguistics. He is widely considered to be the founder of morphophonology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Trubetzkoy has received more than 157,703 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Nikolai Trubetzkoy is the 22nd most popular linguist (down from 21st in 2019), the 338th most popular biography from Russia (down from 320th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Linguist.

Nikolai Trubetzkoy is most famous for his theory of the "phoneme."

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Among linguists, Nikolai Trubetzkoy ranks 22 out of 161Before him are Rasmus Rask, Kūkai, Antoine Meillet, William Jones, Johann Martin Schleyer, and Otto Jespersen. After him are Ignác Goldziher, Nicholas Marr, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Sibawayh, Franz Miklosich, and Louis Hjelmslev.

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Among people born in 1890, Nikolai Trubetzkoy ranks 42Before him are Elsa Schiaparelli, Hans-Valentin Hube, Eduard Dietl, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Viktor Lutze, and Beniamino Gigli. After him are Ronald Fisher, Anthony Fokker, Naum Gabo, Jacques Ibert, Rose Kennedy, and Georgy Pyatakov. Among people deceased in 1938, Nikolai Trubetzkoy ranks 34Before him are Bruno Taut, Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Lev Shestov, Nikolai Kondratiev, Feodor Chaliapin, and Otto Bauer. After him are Hans Christian Gram, Ernst vom Rath, Yakov Yurovsky, Suzanne Lenglen, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, and Alfonso, Prince of Asturias.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Trubetzkoy ranks 338 out of 3,262Before him are Lila Kedrova (1918), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Leonid Govorov (1897), Arthur Adamov (1908), Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), and Otto Nicolai (1810). After him are Vasily Vereshchagin (1842), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893), Anatoly Sobchak (1937), Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), Sergey Brin (1973), and Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857).

Among LINGUISTS In Russia

Among linguists born in Russia, Nikolai Trubetzkoy ranks 3Before him are Roman Jakobson (1896) and Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917). After him are Gabdulkhay Akhatov (1927), Igor M. Diakonoff (1914), Yevgeny Polivanov (1891), Vyacheslav Ivanov (1929), Alexander Veselovsky (1838), Vladimir Toporov (1928), Andrey Zaliznyak (1935), Lev Shcherba (1880), and Viktor Vinogradov (1894).